publication date: Monday, June 22, 2015 (part of Summer 2015)
clue: He invented the franchise model of restaurant and motel chains, but his true fame came from putting his name on every location, so that weary travelers across the nation looked for "HoJo" as a respite from the road.
explanation: Johnson founded the motel and restaurant chain called Howard Johnson's. more…
intended difficulty: easy
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Mike Eberhart, and Aaron Shurtleff